Trent D. Davis
Trent Davis, age 51, was appointed to our Board of Directors in August 2016. Mr. Davis is currently CEO for Paulson Investment Company, LLC, which is a boutique investment firm specializing in private equity offerings for small to mid-cap markets. Formerly, from December 2014 to December 2018, Mr. Davis was President and COO of Whitestone Investment Network, Inc., which specializes in providing executive advisory services to small entrepreneurial companies, as well as restructuring, recapitalizing, and making strategic investments in small to midsize companies. In March of 2018, Mr. Davis was appointed to the Board of Directors of Senmiao Technology Limited (Nasdaq: AIHS), an online lending platform in China connecting Chinese investors with individual and small- to-medium-sized enterprise borrowers and creditors, and currently serves as an independent director and a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. As the Lead Independent Director, from July 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Davis helped to successfully complete the reverse merger between Dataram Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAM), which develops, manufactures, and markets memory products primarily used in enterprise servers and workstations worldwide, and U.S. Gold Corp (Nasdaq: USAU), which is a gold exploration and development company. Previously, from December 2014 to July 2015, Mr. Davis was Chairman of the Board for Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), which is an innovative developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment for consumers around the world. In April of 2017, Majesco completed a reverse merger with, and changed its name to PolarityTE, which is the owner of a novel regenerative medicine and tissue engineering platform. From November 2013 until July 2014, Mr. Davis served as the President and a Director of Paulson Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: PLCC) until he successfully completed the reverse merger of Paulson with VBI Vaccines, (Nasdaq: VBIV). He went on to serve as a member of its Board of Directors and Audit Committee until May 2016. Mr. Davis was also the Chief Executive Officer of Paulson Investment Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Paulson Capital Corp, from July 2005 to October 2014, and is credited with overseeing the syndication of approximately $600 million for over 50 client companies in both public and private transactions. In 2003, Mr. Davis served as a Chairman of the Board of the National Investment Banking Association. Mr. Davis holds a B.S. in Business and Economics from Linfield College and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Mr. Davis is qualified to serve on the Board because of his deep knowledge of finance and public company issues, capital market, advisory and entrepreneurial experiences, and extensive expertise in operational and executive management.